Plex launches video rental marketplace
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Video streamer Plex announced it is making its rental service available to consumers after a three-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The expansion will allow consumers to rent or buy movies or TV shows on the marketplace, allowing easier access to find a wealth of media content. Plex intends to launch its transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) store, which will offer rental options by the second quarter of this year.
The build-your-own streaming service hub first unveiled the expansion of its free service at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2020, but encountered unforeseen technical difficulties, meaning it’s reevaluating its plans for the release had to.
Scott Olechowski, co-founder and chief product officer of Plex Alaska Green Light Blog that creating the TVOD store was more difficult than expected.
He explained several issues, including “getting all DRM stuff to work everywhere,” and said Plex needs to switch DRM providers. The company “also had to get approval from all the studios,” he told the outlet, adding that they were repositioning themselves from a third-party partner that Plex had worked with to add its ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) service support .
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The news comes a year after Plex was plagued with technical issues while working with Nvidia’s updated Shield 9.0 (Android 11) update, resulting in the Plex app breaking and consumers reporting issues with consistent streaming, saying the Content would freeze during commercial breaks.
At the time, Nvidia put partial blame on Plex, saying the app released a new update that caused an API change and effectively broke Nvidia’s update, which Alaska Green Light Blog says Plex now calls Androidgeddon. It took several months to fix the glitch and reportedly exhausted all of Plex’s technical resources.
The coming year will prove to be more successful, “with some huge new features coming soon,” CEO Keith Valory said in a year in review blog entry. He added that the company is “super excited” to share the developments with consumers.